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Obama Breaks for Grandmas With Broken Hips

Obama and his grandparents in the eighties.

Barack Obama's campaign announced last night that he will take 36 hours out of his insane pre-election itinerary to fly to the bedside of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, 85, who is ill with we aren't sure what and has a has a broken hip. "To leave the trail at this juncture … carries an element of risk," opines the Times today. Um. We totally disagree: Dude is taking time out from the most important thing in his life ever to go help his Nana. If this doesn't bring in the Florida vote, we don't know what will.

Obama Leaving Trail to Visit Ailing Grandmother [NYT]

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